Chaffetz Backs Trump’s Criticism of Obama

Rep. Jason Chaffetz agrees with Donald Trump on at least one thing: Pres. Obama seems to be more fired up about fighting the GOP than terrorist enemies like Islamic State.

Reports Politico:

During an interview with “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday, the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform criticized Obama’s speech Tuesday in which he fiercely defended his reasoning behind not using the term “radical Islam” to describe certain acts of terror like the one perpetrated in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday morning. The president, Chaffetz said, “is exacerbating the situation because he does not have a strategy.”


Co-host Brian Kilmeade then remarked that presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton referred to the attack as “radical Islamism” on Monday, while saying that it matters less what it is called than what is done to prevent it.


“Well this is the heart and root of why Hillary Clinton lacks credibility and I don’t believe she’ll become the next president of the United States. Because she is willing to say or do anything when it’s politically convenient,” Chaffetz said. “And I do think Mr. Trump made a very good point yesterday when you want to see the president fired up, it’s when he’s talking about Republicans. It’s not when he’s going out and talking about defeating ISIS and protecting the United States of America. You don’t see that, him fire — that fire in the belly. You see it when he wants to talk about Donald Trump.”